SUPPORT HOBBY LOBBY Hobby Lobby is one of the few stores that carries the Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint needed to make those wonderful antique mercury glass look-alike items. The mercury glass objects look great in Christmas displays with votive lights flickering inside----I used cobalt blue accent pieces.
Examples of Krylon sprayed on clear glass items---lots of tutorials on-line.
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MARTHASTEWART.COM...has this simple technique that lends new, shiny glass ornaments the muted, authentic appearance of antique mercury glass---supplies available at Hobby Lobby. . NOTE: As authentic mercury glass ages, it loses some of its luster and tends to darken in spots. DIY'ers will need a little paint and small sponges to get the effect.
Tools and Materials---1 small tube of white gouache paint, 1 small tube of black gouache paint, 2 small natural sponges,Tissues
1. Place tea each white/black paint in separate bowls. Dilute with water droplets til consistency of heavy cream. 2. dab entire surface with sponge dipped in white gouache cream. 3. While still wet, use tissues to gently dab creating a mottled look. 4. W/ 2nd sponge, lightly and sparingly dab a few places with black gouache. 5. Use clean tissues to lighten and blur the black spots, creating the appearance of flaked mercury glass. 6. Let dry for at least 1 hour.
AWESOME! I wanna try this!
Do you know why that paint is so hard to find?
I LOVE Hobby Lobby. I recently got back into quilting after many years of not sewing and am appalled at the price of nice cotton fabric. Hobby Lobby has 30 percent off their calico fabric all the time, not quite as much to choose from as JoAnn’s or other places, but good enough. It is a pleasant place to shop, the workers in our store are so nice. And the canned music overhead is hymns and other Christian music.
They have a great selection of drawing paper and art supplies too.